Determinants of Health and Impacts on Health and Social Policy

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Our understanding of the health impacts of income and social status, social support networks, education, employment and working conditions, the social and physical conditions in which we live, personal health practices and coping skills, healthy child development, culture, gender, biology, genetic endowment and health services, has grown considerably over the past decade. CHSPR's 1998 conference highlighted recent research advances in some of these areas -- particularly early childhood and workplace experiences -- and the challenges in balancing the various interests involved.